Molly Peterson Environment Correspondent
Molly Peterson is an award-winning environment correspondent at Southern California Public Radio.
Molly has reported, edited, directed programs, and produced stories for NPR and NPR shows including "Day to Day" and KQED's "California Report." She was a contributing producer for Nick Spitzer's weekly music program, "American Routes," and reported for "Living on Earth" in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricanes Katrina & Rita. Prior to joining KPCC, she produced a nationally-distributed radio documentary about New Orleans called "Finding Solid Ground."
A former LA Press Club radio journalist of the year, Molly reported on the faulty pumps installed at New Orleans canals after Hurricane Katrina. That project was a finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award.
Molly worked for NPR American legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg during the Clinton Impeachment.
She studied international politics at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, and graduated from UC Hastings College of the Law. She is an inactive member of the State Bar of California.
Molly was lucky enough to grow up climbing northern California trees and fishing eastern Sierra waters.
Stories by Molly Peterson
Manufacturers, oil refiners, and other business groups really, really, really don't want the state of California to cap carbon emissions and enable trading for them.
A vote next week is all that stands between Angelenos and higher electricity rates. An LA City Council committee unanimously approved a Department of Water and Power plan to raise rates, sending the issue to the full council next week.
It’s not much to look at, the place where Bell Creek and Calabasas Creek join. But the curved “V”s of concrete represent the LA River’s headwaters.
KPCC's reporters have a mixed record when it comes to battery recycling.
So this is it: just a few appearances left before the L.A. City Council, and soon customers of the L.A. Department of Water & Power could see slightly bigger bills.
The L.A. Department of Water and Power will ask the City Council to ok higher electricity rates. After a divisive battle last time, the mood now is different.
In Malibu on Wednesday, scientists will present a workshop on why you might want to see piles of seaweed left on public beaches.
The song "Trapped Under Ice Floes" by Plus/Minus speaks to Shell's dampened hopes for the 2012 summer drilling season in the Arctic circle.
Halogenated flame retardants are pretty much everywhere in the industrialized world — and a growing body of research has pointed to many impacts.
The Golden State could be the first in the country to require food manufacturers to label all raw and processed food with information about its genetics.
Heal the Bay organizes most of the massive volunteer effort in LA County. Last year Californians picked up almost 700,000 pounds of trash.
If you've never been at Tour de Fat, it's a kind of insanely fun event, whether you know your way around truing a wheel or not.
When Santa Ana winds swept through Malibu Canyon in October of 2007, they knocked over three utility poles sparked a fire over 4,000 square acres.
DWP's general manager, Ron Nichols, acknowledged that ratepayer advocate Fred Pickel’s job policing water rates is going to take several more months than planned.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has approved an energy rate hike of about 5 percent for most residential customers. The LA City Council will now weigh in on the plan, which would raise rates on commercial customers around 11 percent.